Day Twenty, Creation Twenty

Wow! Twenty days ago I started the journey of taking the challenge of creating “One Zentangle A Day” from the self-same titled book by Beckah Krahula. I have been keeping up with my visual journal and creating more completed Zentangle tiles than I thought possible. Even though it has been more than twenty days since…

Day Nineteen, Creation Nineteen

Squares, diamonds and triangles- oh my! Geometric grid patterns was the theme for today’s tangled tile. As a child I always loved working with basic shapes. Later in life in college, I had a knack for breaking down complex imagery to basic shapes and patterns to create an abstract version of a drawing. I remember…

Day Eighteen, Creation Eighteen

House Painting. Yep, that’s what I did all weekend long. No adventures, no long bike rides, no relaxing. I didn’t even catchup on housework- just house painting. Sad thing is, it wasn’t even my house. As an FYI, I don’t own a home- I rent an apartment. period. It’s not like I really don’t mind…

Day Seventeen, Creation Seventeen

Oh the wonderful webs we can weave! At least that is what I am think when I look at my tile. Day Seventeen asked me to continue to focus on organic curvy patterns and seek to combine them with a linear style tangle. If you haven’t notice already, I tend to  lean towards using organic…

Day Sixteen, Creation Sixteen

Organic patterns and colors combine- oh my! I took a little break from posting, but now I am back and ready to share my latest creation. After all these days I finally had a chance to play with color! Not just any color, but I was able to incorporate my new Derwent Intense pencils in…

Day Fifteen, Creation Fifteen

Ah! Day Fifteen, you’re finally here! Okay, so I know I am not posting consecutive days. Heck, I am not even creating these on a daily basis, but I do know that I have accomplished one of my goals. That is say that I have proudly been posting my creations (somewhat) consistently for the past…

Day Fourteen, Creation Fourteen

Day Fourteen was all about the “Decorative Value” technique that you can bring into your Zentangle tile. For those that are not familiar Decorative Values, it is using different levels of shading to give depth. On my piece, I use three different levels of shading; one per plane. The lightest plane, therefore appearing the closet,…

Day Thirteen, Creation Thirteen

Sorry for my little hiatus everyone. What can I say? A music event of epic proportions took over my life the entire weekend. What is this awesome music festival you ask? Lollapalooza! Lollapalooza is a fantastic musical event where over 70 bands perform for three days in Chicago. Great bands, rock ‘in music and all-around…

Day Twelve, Creation Twelve

Balance and harmony was today’s theme. What a perfect thought. We all could use some of that in our lives- right? Balancing our finances, our households and relationships. Bringing harmony to our emotions, marriage and work-life. These things are not only important to our very existence, but it is also important in creating art. Day…

Day Eleven, Creation Eleven

I finally feel great this evening! After some well deserved rest a from a head-cold I have been battling, I am starting to feel human again and ready to take on my art! Day eleven brought on a new challenge for me.  The book stated I could use any tangle I learned so far to…

Day Ten, Creation Ten

Well, here I am, I finally made it to day ten! There was a slight delay in posting this one- my birthday got in the way, but now I am back on track. Birthday celebrations aside, learning these new tangles took some time and practice. I tend to practice in my journal so I don’t…

Day Nine, Creation Nine

I was so excited when I turned to day nine in my “One Zentangle A Day” book. Day nine brought something I haven’t done before; working with a white pen on a black tile! This day’s challenge required me to do a little shopping. First , the black tile. Acquiring black tiles that were readily…